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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

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Re: making it smaller? 09 Dec 2012 08:55 #93216

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Cool! I think I'll make it this time and not just say I will and don't. :shock: :oops: :D

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Re: making it smaller? 09 Dec 2012 07:26 #93213

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On my 4 block wall quilt I will audition one flower pot in the center and leave the other background areas empty for space to add some awesome quilting. If I don't like the way it looks, I'll leave it off too.

For the border appliques, it shouldn't be hard to rearrange the applique to fit. Because each border is a different design, I will just run them off the edges like the full size quilt does. The only thing I know I will keep is the two birds in the top border because Sue and Pat said that the birds represent them, so I want to keep that element. Still thinking about the date at the top and the pot at the bottom. I'll just have to play with it, but there is plenty of time!! :wink:


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Re: making it smaller? 08 Dec 2012 22:09 #93206

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Margo wrote:
Marilyn, I am thinking about making a wall size version by just making four "blocks" instead of nine. It will be something like this:

Two Of Us wall size.jpg

I will just have to play around with the placement of the border applique, but it should work out just fine.

I think there are some members who are thinking about making the whole quilt but reducing the scale of the pieces. Not sure how to do that.
Hey Margo, are you going to work out the border for the four-block version? It would be just lovely if you do. :D :D :D

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Re: making it smaller? 08 Dec 2012 14:55 #93200

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Jaynee.
Why is your profile photo lying down? is it tired? :)
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Re: making it smaller? 08 Dec 2012 09:09 #93191

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If someone was to reduce the quilt to four blocks, would you only use appliqué in the borders?
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Re: making it smaller? 07 Dec 2012 22:18 #93184

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Rosemary, I guess our 'roundtuits' are playing together over the Atlantic - maybe Iceland or so.

Thought about challenging all Late BOM'ers to a BOM-UFO challenge, not sure yet.
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Re: making it smaller? 07 Dec 2012 16:07 #93175

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You and me both with Stars for a New Day, Terrie.

This year I followed reading everyone's comments about the BoM along avidly until about June, then I just ran out of steam for it. However I loved doing the Laura Nownes Sampler quilt with a set of blocks per week for 6 weeks. Trouble is I need to make up a few more tidgy ones for the outer border, and my 'Round Tuit' is playing up as usual, but I would like to get this one finished for competition, since I threatened to......

I am definitely 'grabbing' next year's BoM as I am particularly interested in the sashing pattern though (not so keen about applique yet)


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Re: making it smaller? 07 Dec 2012 10:17 #93152

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I agree - that maybe next year TQS can present 2 sizes for the BOM. I'm still working on Stars for a New Day. But that's my fault, not TQS'. Well, I guess the truth be told - I am not working on it, but should be. There is always so much interesting stuff on here, colour classes, sampler quilts, embellishing lessons, and not to mention reading and commenting on the 'the forum" , I could easily spend more time just doing TQS 'homework', and chatting on the forum, and not ever get my own things done. Not complaining, though, because it's great to have a big selection to choose from, and I'm learning lots. And, I like the small-ish projects and lessons, as they can be a break from the big ones. Or, a quick quilting fix on the days when we don't have time to be working on the big stuff.
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Re: making it smaller? 07 Dec 2012 08:54 #93143

It would be great if the BOM designers could include directions for both a full size and wall hanging size.

While I know it is too late for 2013, it should be something TQS could do in the future.

There are so many new techniques I would love to learn, but I do not have the time available to commit to a full size quilt I could do a wall hanging size.

Kris
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Re: making it smaller? 06 Dec 2012 21:30 #93120

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Margo, that looks like a perfect size with the four blocks. I am thinking about it. I always think I'm going to make it, but then get just too stinkin' busy. :roll: Maybe I could do it with just the four blocks and border, especially if you work out all the adjustments for that. :lol: :lol: I'm sure I'd learn a bunch.

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Re: making it smaller? 06 Dec 2012 21:27 #93119

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Altenbach wrote:
Pat Holly and Sue Nichols made a previous quilt called: "New York State of Mind" and can be seen in a beautiful brilliant yellow combination on Youtube. I'd be more than happy to duplicate that quilt in this format.
Oh that is a yummy quilt! Here's a URL for it: http://www.sue-nickels.com/gallery-detail.php?cat=1&ID=2. I've been thinking the 2013 BOM would look great in Civil War repro fabrics, but I have so many (including other TQS BOMs :roll: ) on my list that I don't think I'll get to this one.
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Re: making it smaller? 06 Dec 2012 18:13 #93105

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Great ideas Annis! Thanks for explaining that!


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Re: making it smaller? 06 Dec 2012 17:08 #93104

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Margo, that looks like the perfect size for a wall quilt. I won't be doing the BOM again this year. I still have 2011's to finish.

One way to reduce the size of the templates is to print at 50% or whatever percentage you choose. Every printer is different, but for mine I would go to File - Print - Properties - Page Layout - Reduce/Enlarge Document - By Percentage. That only works for templates though, and keep in mind it also reduces seam allowances. If some of the sections just have cutting dimensions you would need to deduct the seam allowances, reduce to the percentage you want, then add back the seam allowances.

Another way would be to open the document in Photoshop at the percentage desired, then change the canvas size to 8-1/2" x 11". That's the way I did the 2012 BOM. With that method I could copy and paste to put more on a page.
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Re: making it smaller? 06 Dec 2012 15:48 #93091

Pat Holly and Sue Nichols made a previous quilt called: "New York State of Mind" and can be seen in a beautiful brilliant yellow combination on Youtube. I'd be more than happy to duplicate that quilt in this format.
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